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Jul 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
thomas has more and joins us this morning from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, robin. overnight, the sandwich scare left us with a critical question about airline security. how safe from stabotage on commercial planes? a half-dozen sewing needles on sandwiches on four separate delta flights this past sunday. at least one person injured after biting in. >> it was the second bite into the sandwich. it actually poked the top of my mouth. it was a one-inch-long straight needle. >> reporter: fbi is investigating who had access to the food. a father and son on two separate flights were also injured. authorities are trying to figure out if it was just a coincidence. delta airlines released a statement, saying has taken immediately action with our in-flight caterer. the sandwiches were prepared in the gate gourmet catering company at the airport in amsterdam. all sandwiches have been removed from flights. gate gourmet operates in 28 countries. it serves an average of 9,700 flights every day of the year and over 300 million passengers annually. >> you can't chec
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Jul 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
right behind us. you can see some of the police response in the background. hundreds of officers are on scene, 10 of fbi agents on scene. this was packed. at least two theaters showing "the dark knight rises" movie. packed and just after midnight, when all hell broke loose. it happened in the middle of the movie, in a packed midnight screening of the highly-anticipated "the dark knight". >> gun shots were firing and we heard like explosions or something. everyone started panicking after that. as we left, there was gas in the lobby and it was hard to breathe. >> reporter: eyewitnesses spoke of a man dressed in a mask and opening fire with a shotgun. >> i heard sound of metal canisters clinking around then i saw plume of smokes. >> reporter: rounds penetrated into theaters 8 nextdoor. more than 150 police have responded to the scene along with 100 fbi agents. >> i just thought he was some punk with like fireworks, like, oh, we do this at the main opening. there's going to be a lot of people. trying to get attention. >> the back is full of blood. >> full of what? >> it's full of blood.
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Jul 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
more on the elaborate trip wires keeping police from his apartment. david muir leads us off. >> reporter: good morning. from aurora. a profound sadness settles in. police in some cases going door to doer notifying the families of the dead. a small vigil overnight. a larger one later in the week end. jars of up known liquid, trip wires, booby traps found at the suspect's apartment. unlike anything authorities have ever seen. overnight, police making the strategic decision to postpone attempts to get inside james holmes' apartment. investigator here are now asking for additional help from the federal government. while continuing the evacuation order for the four other apartment buildings nearby. >> an awful lot of wires, trip wires. jars full of ammunition. jars full of liquid. a lot of challenges to get in there safely. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: as night fell, families came together in prayer and remembrance. >> it's just devastating and really hard to deal with. >> right now, find four people, give them the best hugs you have! >> we are seeing this community rise up and
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Jul 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
being hit hard, you're about to get hit hard in your wallet. the price of corn, used in everything from cereal to livestock feed, rose by 30% alone. here is why the extreme drought has left one-third of the corn crop in three states in poor or very poor condition. it hasn't been this bad in three decades. the first items you'll see more expensive are dairy products, beef and chicken, because, josh, they all rely on animals fed by corn. >> indeed. will there be relief? get that from sam in moments. >>> now, to developing news about gas prices. a strike by oil workers overseas was called off. and that could calm the markets. that's why prices rose for the first time since april. the national average this morning, $3.38 per gallon. >>> and the u.s. government is offering a $1 million reward this morning in the hopes of capturing the four men wanted for gunning down a border patrol agent. brian terry was killed in a shoot-out just north of the arizona/mexico border, by mexican border bandits who robbed gunrunners. two are linked to the u.s. sting operation that armed those bandits in hopes
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Jul 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
is going on for the two of them, after the parents split. lara's going to bring us that. >> that's ahead. >>> we begin with record rainfall and flash flooding that has so much of the country drenched this morning. thousands left without power and triggering dozens of high-water rescues. sam, of course, has been tracking it all for us this morning. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. here we are, talking about our extreme summer again. we talked about all-time record high temperatures for weeks in a row. now, daily record-high rainfall. this has been a four-day event in the southeast. look at the last 48 hours. the heaviest rain has been in houston to corpus christi area. and in the 4 days, 14 inches of rain. it's unbelievable in that zone. but the worst pictures of the last 24 hours came out of san antonio, texas, where the roads look like muddy rivers. look at the story. the fourth day of record rains brought severe floods from the southeast into the deep south and all the way to central texas. in port lavaca, texas, 8 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. dropping passenger
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Jul 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
come in on us. >> good morning, everybody, on this tuesday morning. the gang is all here again. >> everyone here. we have a lot to get to this morning. the race for the white house could not be any closer right now. we have a brand-new abc news poll. it's out this morning, showing voters split down the middle between president obama and mitt romney. you see it right there. dead heat. we're going to get into what this all means and talk to the president's top political strategist, in just a minute. >> four months to go until election day. >>> and justin bieber, calling 911, claiming paparazzi in five cars are chasing him at high speed on a california freeway. you're going to hear the dramatic call for the first time this morning. >> you can hear he was worried at that one. >>> and how about that debut for "gaa." josh and lara are here. you had a live studio audience. a lot going on. >> and you know what we had? nice gifts from the two of you. and sammy. thanks, buddy. that was terrific. thank you, guys. yes, yes. it only took a couple minutes. it was great tv. where? what? no, i
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Jul 23, 2012 7:00am PDT
range. he said on the application he did not use drugs nor was he a convicted felon. the range owner called him several times to invite him to orientation. he says holmes never called back. he said the message on his phone was bizarre, freakish. the police chief revealing to us that the suspect's parents are remaining silent. >> they're not talking to us right now. maybe that will change. but they're not talking to us right now. >> reporter: how tough will it be for this community to see the suspect in court? >> he's harmed so many people. not only the victims but their extended families. i think it will be very hard. >> reporter: the police chief telling me they're getting significant help from the fbi behavioral analysts that have been called in to look at the suspect's past. trying to figure out how he changed so much from that video you saw there. this is just a court appearance today. >> thanks, david. >>> thousands gathered at the vigil last night. the president oke to the families of the victims. the crowd sang "amazing grace." this morning, we're learning more about the 12 pe
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Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
not use drugs. the range owner called him several times to invite him to come in for an interview. he said the message on his machine was bizarre, freakish. the police chief revealing to us that the suspect's parents are remaining silent. >> they're not talking to us right now. maybe that will change. >> reporter: how tough will it be for this community so see the suspect in court? >> he's harmed so many people. not only the victims but they're extended families. i think it will be very hard. >> reporter: the police chef telling me they're getting significant help from the fbi behavioral analysts, trying to look into his past. the suspect faces multiple counts of attempted murder and first degree murder. those counts will not be applied today. >>> thousands gathered at the vigil last night. the crowd sang "amazing grace." this morning, we're learning more about the 12 people who lost their lives. dan harris is outside the university of colorado ped call center with much more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. this is 1 of 4 hospitals where the victims are bei
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Jul 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
learned to use his weapons. on a more hopeful it note. these new pictures, new life amid all of the horror. this is hugo medley. his mom survived the shooting unscathed. gave birth to the same hospital where her husband, hugo's dad is recovering from his gunshot wounds. >> we know he's a fighter. we know he will not stay out of that child's life for any length of time if he can avoid it. >> reporter: according to the family. the baby's father is getting better every day. when they brought the baby into the dad's hospital rhyme room for the first time. his pulse went up and he moved his hand as if to reach for his new son. who is named after the famous character in the abc news show "lost." >> thanks, dan very much. >> that's a big reason to pull through. >>> race to the white house, "your voice, your vote." mitt romney landed in england. his speech blasted president obama's foreign policy. it's the latest where both sides are on the attack and paying the price. jake tapper has the latest from the white house. good morning, jake. >> reporter: that's right. it's been a long, hot summe
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Jul 18, 2012 7:00am PDT
coming in right now. we want to go our global affairs anchor, christiane amanpour. she joins us from jerusalem this morning. good morning, christiane. what we know, now, the defense minister, the president assad's brother-in-law, both killed. this was a strike right at the heart of the syrian power structure. >> reporter: george, it absolutely is. it's unprecedented. we've seen defections and high level generals defect but not seen such high level officials right at the heart, as you say, of defense and intelligence and security structure, attacked in this brazen and bold way and such high level officials killed. the defense minister, and very important officials, given they're pitted against this growing rebellion, and of course, president assad is calling these people terrorists, so has an army statesman said, and they vow to crack down. this is very close to the presidential palace, very close on the heals of major fighting, unprecedented levels of fighting in damascus. this is a turning point, george. >> that was going to be my question. president assad started to lose his hold o
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Jul 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
that can make a dormant schizophrenic come out, and come out quickly. >> reporter: using the type of guns holmes allegedly acquired requires training and practice and law enforcement officials are trying to figure out where and with whom holmes may have learned to use his weapons. on a more hopeful note this morning, these new picture, new life amidst all of the horror. this is hugo medley. his mom survived the shooting unscathed, gave birth in the same hospital where her husband, hugo's dad, is recovering from his gunshot wounds. >> we know he's a fighter. we know he will not stay out of that child's life for any length of time if he can avoid it. >> reporter: according to the family. the baby's father is getting better every day. in fact, they say when they brought his new soon into the hospital room to see his dad for the first time, his always went up and he moved his hand as if to reach for his baby boy, who, by the way, is named after the fame use character in the abc show "lost." >> thanks, dan very much. >> that's a big reason to pull through. >>> race to the white house,
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Jul 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
. george, robin, both off today. some argue that sam's only half here. we have amy robach with us. and that crowd has already won the spirit award. they are here, despite those shots, expected to be a very hot one out there. more than 40 million americans hitting the road today. gas is cheaper. we have the latest before you head out the door. >>> we've had that moment of brain freeze when we eat ice cream. what's really going on in our brain? we actually have the science behind it. who knew that doctors and scientists were studying this malady. >> they have answers for you. >>> we are expected to begin the hottest fourth of july ever. how hot is it? take a look here. in wisconsin, one highway buckled and sent that suv flying through the air. a heat wave that's been hammering the midwest and east coast for days now. and sam can tell us what to expect in the days to come. >> good morning, by the way. happy birthday, america. anywhere in the heartland, it's likely you'll be setting records today. let's go to the video and the problems the heat is causing. josh showed you this at the top o
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Jul 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
diplomatic earthquake by voicing suspicions that the chinese are cheating using performance-enhancing drugs or even genetic manipulation when ye's split times were faster than the best men in the world. she did test negative for any drugs. and said, quote, the chinese people have clean hands. a stunner in gym team usa was a lock to win the gold, it seemed. they had an epic fail yesterday. suffering a stumbling, staggering their way into fifth place, as china took the gold. but in the same event, princes william and harry, has reason to yell huzzah, as their countrymen the male gymnasts earned the first medal in years. but a protest took them to the bronze. the university of florida now has more overall medals than the united kingdom, there's so much infectious enthusiasm among our allies on this side of the pond. when americans aren't cheering for team usa, robin and josh, they're cheering for team g.b. >> as well they should be. bill, of course, the globe really connecting with itself via twitter. the social media taking over these olympics. we'll be checking back in with you in a fe
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Jul 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
is enjoying a little vacation. think he's in london watching the olympics? do you think he left us for there? >> i don't. no, i don't. i do think he's enjoying himself. >>> the on limpings have just begun. so much drama and triumph already. a gold medal for dana vollmer. kim rhode and ryan lochte taking home gold. we'll learn more about kim in a moment. >> she may not be done yet. michelle obama very app happy. she's embracing the dream team. she said those are the only sweaty people allowed to hug her afterwards. capturing the joyful moments of even their beginning moments for the kes for gold. >>> and there he is. is that the queen? could that be the queen? and james bond and -- nope, it sure wasn't. but, oh, what an opening ceremonies it was. the highlights. and the higher lights. i tell you, when that caldron lights up, it just signals it's time, time, time to get there. >> it was very, very british. we're going get right to it. "gma" is at the olympics with all of this morning's headlines and disappointments. this morning, over the u.s. swim team. bill weir leads the coverage
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Jul 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
gets nasty with the press. swearing at reporters. using epithets at a polish holy site. >>> shark attack on cape cod. this man bitten on both legs on a beach crowded with summer vacationers. saved because a doctor was right there. the latest, coming up. >>> and then, there's this. ♪ free >> the national anthem now being called one of the worst ever. this little girl, really hearing it after the video has gone viral. this morning, her parents fight back, as she vows to hit the right note still. >>> good morning. we're all here at the podium, so to speak. george is off. enjoying a little time with his family. what a difference a day makes. a thrilling victory for 17-year-old missy franklin, becoming america's new golden girl. she grabbed the gold. set a record in the backstroke. and she wasn't alone. >> matt grevers, and nick tholman. and missy franklin did it after swimming in the semiheat of the medley. can weaver shake off that setback. she will be doing it for team usa. and the fab five. all eyes turning to the mats. >> we're going to talk to shannon miller about that. and som
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Jul 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
affecting all of us. "gma" weekend anchor, bianna golodryga is here to explain. >> good morning to you, josh. this is the first time we've heard from mark zuker bird since the disastrous ipo two months ago. revenue growth is falling and that's a big concern. when it comes to the future of the company, we learn that half of facebook users are now logging on to the site with their smart phones and blackberries, the company has not figured out how to maximize profits through mobile advertising. as a result, facebook shares tumbled 10% overnight. in may the company was valued at $100 billion, today it's more like $65 billion. on a broader scale. it's not just facebook that disappointed investor, companies from starbucks to amazon reported weaker earnings, trigging that the economic slowdown is finally having a real impact on american businesses and consumers here, josh. >>. >>> also this morning, twitter is apologizing for a major outage. it said one of the back upsystems went down. people were knocked off the site for hours. second outage in all weeks. hashtag, what did we all do before t
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Jul 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
americans. ron? >> alex marquardt, thanks for that report. >>> it could soon cost you more to use your credit card. mastercard, visa, and major companies are agreeing to pay them $6 million on accusations of price-fixing. merchants can charge higher prices to consumers who use credit cards. >>> and the firestorm over the u.s. olympic uniforms that were made in china has led to a change of clothing in the future. designer ralph lauren says the uniforms that americans wear at opening ceremonies will be made in the united states for the next olympics. the winter games coming up in russia in two years. the decision to garb americans in chinese-made outfits. they decided there isn't enough times to order new ones for the olympic games in london that start later this month. >>> and finally, a close encounter with a great white shark. look at this video. a couple of divers came face-to-face with the 13-foot shark while diving in australia. it took about 25 seconds. how about that authentic accent there? >> can we go over that again? >> australia, mate. they managed to keep their cool and
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Jul 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
suspicious wires were found in one of the bathrooms. and jim avila covering it for us. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the bomb squad looking for an explosive device that turned a jumbo jet around after takeoff from new york city. terror in the sky? or another case of airplane jitters? it was another white-knuckle moment in the sky. about an hour into the flight, the pilot told passengers he was turning the plane around due to mechanical problems. but it was really for something for sinister. >> we think, she's the one that's supposed to be the decoy, that keeps looking at the gentleman that was playing with the possible explosive device in the lavatory. >> reporter: that's the pilot of the delta jumbo jet that just took off from jfk airport, headed to madrid, spain. requesting assistance from air traffic control after a device was found and a passenger was acting suspiciously. >> so, if she gets off the aircraft, we need her escorted by police also. >> i understand you want her off at this time? is that correct? >> that would be correct. >> reporter: a u.s. marshal o
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Jul 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
, david. let's bring in matthew dowd with more. thanks for joining us. >> thanks, bianna. great to see you. >> with just four jobs reports left before the election, does the election hang on the economy? >> well, yeah, the dominant issue has been and will continue the be the economy, which is wrapped up in a lot of things. what money people have available. it's a huge thing about jobs. every time a report comes out, i think we have four left, one right before election day, they're an indication for the country of where the country is headed. that, as it stays unchanged or looks lackluster, it's a problem for the president or it's normally been a problem for the president. the president right now, as david said, is at a point in time that no president's gotten re-elected. if you look at the direction of the country, it's at a point where no president has elected. and consumer confidence. for some reason, he leads or is tied in the polls, still, even with all those factors. >> i was struck by something in your column yesterday. voters no longer think the presidents can fix the xi, but th
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Jul 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
accused of pushing antidepressants for unapproved uses and hiding safety problems with a diabetes drug. >>> and another shocker at wimbledon. top-ranked maria sharapova is out, after losing to sabine lisicki. and talk about putting your nose on the line. a line judge was hit square in the face. oh, my goodness, by a serve from american mardy fish. that ball was rocketing towards her at, get this, 118 miles per hour. however, not fast enough to prevent her from making the right call. that serve was out of bounds. >> out. >> whoa. >> still doing her duty. >>> and we've all been frustrated with customer service from time to time. but this guy was a whole lot more than just frustrated. after being told he wasn't getting a refund at this cell phone store in england, the man got a little bit upset, taking out his fury on wall displays. he tore up the place. that wasn't enough. he found a fire extinguisher. there you go. and created a much bigger mess. he's now under arrest, facing several charges. if you watch the video, it's hilarious. the guy is so calm. it's like he's spraying for bu
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Jul 15, 2012 8:00am EDT
or manufacturer. for anyone thinking, i'll use the faked ones, the person who uses them could be held criminally liable. by the way, the families of two of these three women arrested in arizona insists that their families had nothing to do. >> all right, some good tips that you gave. >>> time now for the weather and brian monahan from our orlando affiliate eyewitness news 9. who's in for ginger zee who's on vacation. >> dan and bianna, good morning. wild weather, active weather yesterday, on two sides on the country. we'll start in lake havaus, arizona, out on the west coast, monsoonal rain bringing this. 3 to 5 inches of rain falling. unfortunately, one death reported. no injuries from this, we take you to the east coast now, this is accomack county in southern virginia, you can see that tornado out there in the center part of your screen. no major damage from that. for today, still tracking potential for some flooding rain across the western part of the country. phoenix, though, you're hot. 98 degrees today. we talked about the heat in the middle part of the country. we have a
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Jul 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
a land that gave us shakespeare, the sex pistols and monty python. when they picked a creative director, they could gone with andrew lloyd weber's theatrical bombast. instead, they chose danny boyle. judging from all the ecstatic morning papers, they're thrilled they did. from above, the booming fireworks made it feel like most opening ceremonies. on the ground, it was all so distinctly british. lush island villages met the industrial revolution. mary poppens met with sergeant pepper. the queen met bond. james bond. >> good evening, mr. bond. >> reporter: and then they promptly jumped out of a helicopter together. or at least their stunt doubles did. there were little british cars, david beckham on a speedboat, and mr. bean. on piano. kenneth branagh read shakespeare. j.k. rowling read "peter pan." >> it's not large and sprawling. >> reporter: and then the star attractions entered, from 204 nation. the americans, led by mariel zagunis, a champion fencer as the flag bearer. even the biggest stars, like lebron james, couldn't help but snap mementos throughout. he tweeted these pi
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Jul 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
the shooter. james holmes refusing to cooperate, using evidence bags as hand puppets. what was fueling his bizarre actions in the courtroom. >>> family fight. police called overnight to the jackson home. this photo showing janet and jermaine jackson arguing. new details to where the king of pop's mom has really been all the time. >>> and -- the boss' shocking secrets revealed. bruce springsteen opening up. >>> and the whole gang and breaking as we come on the air, that major increase in security at the olympics. the military force is now going to top 18,000 overall. minimum wage guards who weren't adequately trained and the government is not taking any chances now, just three days before the opening ceremonies. >> that's right, opening ceremonies on friday. >>> also ahead, the latest on the punishment for penn state, slapped with major penalties in the wake of that abuse scandal. so much emotional reaction from all sides. and a lot of debate of whether this punishment was too harsh on the school and the students there now. >>> also this morning, we're going to welcome will ferr
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Jul 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
economy is still adding jobs. it didn't take long for the two candidates to respond. or use the new jobs report. >> it's still tough out there. we have to grow the economy faster and put more people back to work. >> we have seen the jobs report this morning. and it is another kick in the gut to middle class families. >> reporter: here's what's happened. in the first three months, good job growth. in the last three months, call it lackluster. >> the economy is recovering. but it's a slow, faltering, frustrating economy. >> reporter: on a bus tour through the key swing state of ohio, president obama is arguing that more needs to be done. when he said this about the anemic job growth -- >> it's a step in the right direction. >> reporter: -- mitt romney pounced. saying 80,000 jobs created is no step in the right direction, not even keeping up with population growth. >> american families are struggling. there's a lot of misery in america today. these numbers understate what people are feeling and the amount of pain which is occurring in middle class america. >> reporter: romney put the pause
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Jul 22, 2012 8:00am EDT
of grad school, used his body to block a bullet headed for his girlfriend. and jon blunk pushed his girlfriend under the seat. he told her, we have to get down. and josh larimer leapt over to save his girlfriend. >> he was a value member of our navy team and a dedicated sailor. >> reporter: micayla medek. described as independent. fun. alexander boik was just 18. jessica ghawi escaped a shooting at a mall in toronto a month earlier. gordon coulden brought his teenagers to see the movie. rebecca wingo, a young mother. and alex sullivan. his family had been searching desperately out here after the shooting, sadly they know now that she was officially among the dead. >> who could forget that video of his father searching for him yesterday. all right, cecilia, thank you so much. >>> we're hearing story after story about sacrifice and bravery, heroes who protect td family members and total strangers. david wright is outside of the hospital in aurora to bring the story of two men who are best of friends. one thought that the other had died. david has more on their amazing story. >> report
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Jul 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
the human body. >> who knew? >> who knew? >>> good news for the folks visiting us on vacation. if you're hitting the road for the fourth of july break, the gas prices continue to plummet. >> good news for a lot of folk. >>> exclusive video of the family of the american graduate student that was attack by chimps. they're arriving at a hospital in south africa. their son is in stable condition. we'll have the latest with andrew. >> what a story. >>> we begin with the heat wave. 16 states under warnings of advisories this morning. adding to the scorcher, millions out power. sam is out, kicks off the coverage this morning. outside times square. >> hey, good morning, robin. 3,165 record-high temperatures in the month of june, this, as we just start july. the fiery red dots in the middle of the record-high temperatures. the yellow represent the 3,000. the red dots are the warmest temperatures ever. nashville, never happened before, 109. atlanta, 106. raleigh, 105. we were on pace with the temperatures in saudi arabia and all over the deserts. with all that heat came an awful lot of stor
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Jul 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
us on vacation. if you're hitting the road for the fourth of july break, the gas won't cost you as much to fill up the tank as the gas prices continue to plummet. >> good news for a lot of folks. >>> exclusive video of the family of the american graduate student that was attacked by chimps. they're arriving at a hospital in south africa. that's their son right now. he is in stable condition. and we'll have the latest with andrew. >> what a story. >>> we begin with the heat wave. 16 states under warnings or advisories this morning. adding to the scorcher, millions without power. our extreme weather team has been tracking every angle, and sam is out, kicks off our coverage this morning outside times square. good morning, sam. >> hey, good morning, robin. 3,165 record-high temperatures in the month of june, this, as we just start july. and take a look at those red dots, fiery red dots in the middle of all of those record-high temperatures that we see. the yellow represent the 3,000. the red dots are the warmest temperatures ever. folks this has never happened before. nashville, 109 de
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Jul 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
woman bravely saving these bear cubs. now, she tells us about how she freed the cubs, all without getting a scratch. >>> all this, as the u.s. women's gymnastics team takes the stage for the first time. "good morning america" is live at the olympics with all of the latest. >>> we were just looking at that wide shot there, we just stepped off of a wedding cake. good morning, everybody. >> we're both married to other people. good morning, everyone. >> this morning, one day in, a huge olympic shocker already. take a look at this photo. ryan lochte winning the 400 meter i.m. gold. take a look at the diamond grill that he has in his mouth. he was wearing lime green shoes as well. but let's show you the other photo. michael phelps, the first time that he didn't place. he went to his coach and he said that was horrible. >> we should say that these two will be facing off again in just a couple days. abc's bill weir will have the latest live from london. >>> also coming up this morning -- mitt romney in israel today, taking an aggressive stance on iran. he was greeted warmly by the prime a
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Jul 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
locomotives and 11 cars derailed. the train is carrying chemicals used in agriculture, including alcohol, which could be fueling some of the fire, and sirene. no word on what may be linking. two injuries. but there's no details on that yet. as you can see, quite a big fire there. it's beginning to come under control at this point. >> we see, such dramatic video, jim. it is a college town. do you know how populated the area is being evacuated right now? >> an industrial area predominantly. but 100 people have been evacuated and sent to the local fairground. it's southeast of the ohio state campus. it's not immediately adjacent to the campus itself. there's no need to evacuate the campus. it's mostly a small, industrial neighborhood that so far has been cordoned off. >> all right, jim. as we said, two injured at this point. we'll keep everybody up to date. jim avila. >>> let's turn to josh elliott and other top stories developing this morning. >> good morning to all of you. we're going to begin with a terrifying ordeal for passengers onboard a flight to miami. they say they feared
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Jul 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
under investigation right now. >> reporter: before the boat went under, the coast guard is telling us a storm rolled through the area. the boat flew out of the water and capsized. it's 60 to 70 feet under water, about 3 miles off of shore. authorities say they will know more when they pull the boat out of the water. >>> more extreme weather across the country. the heat wave that seems without end. it has some 80 million people sweltering in near record-breaking temperatures. in chicago alone, that number will climb aboveay. could stay there for the next few days. our extreme weather team covering all the angles, led by our sam champion. sam, this is the worst time for a broken record. >> that's right. last month, the month of june, 3,000 records broken. in the last week since we've been in july, more than 1,000 new high temperatures broken. about 50 cities had their formest fourth of july ever. here's a sampling of them. chicago, detroit, minneapolis, raleigh. there's about 24 states with heat warnings. here's the high temperatures expected. chicago, you're going to 102 degrees today.
ABC
Jul 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
with hot dogs? >> we use chicken legs. >> it's not attractive, but it works. >>> they're all back to work in washington today. president obama going to rachet up the pressure on congress. we'll have the latest on that. the president spent time at camp david over the weekend. >> he did. >>> and did you all see this? this is a little league game. the parents going nuts. some of them. one parent was saying, come on, guys, set an example, kids are watching. there's always a camera rolling. >>> everybody is here at the desk today. starting a whole new chapter at "gma," it's going to be "good afternoon, america." where's the countdown clock? when are you going to nap? >> what is this nap? i have never heard of them. i know lara and i are excited. the road has brought us here and it's just going to extend the brand here at "gma." everything that we have all done, you're going to get one more hour of it at 2:00 p.m. >> robin, say it for us? >> gaa. >> you have to get both as. >>> the deadly heat wave that has been burning up so much of the nation. the death toll now into the dozens. the end
ABC
Jul 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
morning, josh. that's right. those eyewitnesses telling us they felt rattled around in that plane like coins in a can. and the turbulence came on so suddenly, they didn't even have time to brace themselves. >> everybody's screaming. everybody is screaming. >> reporter: 30 minutes before american airlines flight 1780 from aruba was supposed to land in miami, turbulence so severe, it triggered panic. >> thought we were going to die. it was scary. >> reporter: the boeing 757 rattling around so violently, witnesses say it sent passengers flying out of their seats. including 8-year-old javier silva's mother. she slammed her head on the airplane ceiling as she was trying to find her son in the bathroom. >> when i closed the door, the plane started jumping around. >> reporter: 12 people were hurt in the shakeup. five injured were sent to the hospital, including two crew members. >> i never felt it -- something like that. in the past. basically, with the noise and the bumps, you think it's coming down. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news, american airlines says, the seat belt sign was on a
ABC
Jul 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> an a developing story out of afghanistan right now, an attack on trucks as you see here used to be carrying fuel, two american troops, a single magnetic bomb set off a chain reaction of explosions. injuring two of the drivers. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >>> also this morning, president obama is announcing a plan to attract new math and science teachers and help make the u.s. more competitive in the fields. he wants to spend some $1 billion to create an elite group of teachers who would get an extra $20,000 per year. congress has to okay the money and that's far from a done deal and a brazen hold up in florida, didn't go off as plan, again thanks to one gun-toting senior citizen, look at the surveillance video. two armed robberies storming an internet cafe. watch the back of your screen. the 71-year-old isn't taking it anymore. takes aim and would save the day. the suspects actually made a run for it. they were hit twice as they fleed out the door. the suspects later arrested. we should put out that williams does has a gun license is not expected to be charged. remarkab
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